June 15th, 2009

Moose Music

My '80s Mega-Cheese Music Mix

A couple weeks ago, I posted via Twitter that I was contemplating a mega-cheese '80s music mix, and in response to some comments I stated that I would post the list online when ready. Before I do so, however, I just want to clarify what I was shooting for in this list. "Cheesey" can mean lots of things -- I think we can all agree that "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" is the type of cheese best served with some sort of high-octane alcohol so that it doesn't accidentally become the type of earworm that requires repeated listenings of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" in order to remove it. No, in this case, I was thinking about over-the-top, emotionally-overcharged rock songs and power ballads of the '80s -- the type of music epitomized by the collaboration of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman, who sadly won't appear on my list because none of their music come out during that decade. I'm willing to rework the list, so if you think I'm missing something that really belongs in the list I've compiled (or I've included a song that should be removed) please comment away.

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